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While not conclusive, evidence suggests that relatively few transmissions of the coronavirus occurred during the widespread protests that followed the death of George Floyd due to the outdoor settings, being in motion and wearing of masks.
The Washington Post
June 16, 2020, 11am PDT
The symbolism behind highway protests brings demonstrators to occupy Interstate 94 between St. Paul and Minneapolis.
CityLab
June 11, 2020, 7am PDT
The debate about police reform in Minneapolis is only one arena for the city's reckoning with systemic racism.
Next City
June 1, 2020, 9am PDT
The optics of public transit suffered over the weekend, as a few transit agencies have been commandeered by police and even shut down entirely with little or no notice, stranding protesters and essential workers alike.
New York Daily News
May 21, 2020, 9am PDT
A few months ago, it seemed that a large group of renters in Minneapolis would be forced from their homes as the economic effects of the pandemic hit. Now these residents will own their forms in a city-supported cooperative.
Minnesota Reformer
May 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The need for access to parks and open space has never been as obvious, or as pressing.
The Trust for Public Land
May 19, 2020, 9am PDT
An in-depth look at the lessons one housing organization learned after receiving a multimillion grant to integrate arts and culture strategies in its work. Has the organization changed the way it operates?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Opponents of dense housing and public transit have seized on the disproportionate death toll originating from the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus outbreak. Is it time for the leaders of New York and New Jersey to admit they acted late?
Slate
April 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) shows a decrease in environmental enforcement in six Midwest states. The ELPC calls for increased funding. The EPA states the claims errors in data reporting are responsible for the drop.
Urban Milwaukee
April 20, 2020, 10am PDT
After initially saying that he had total authority on how and when to reopen the economy, Trump handed the responsibility to the 50 governors to make their own decisions and offered guidance in the form of a three-phase plan that relies on testing.
The New York Times
April 6, 2020, 10am PDT
Denver now has more than 13 miles of streets closed to car traffic. Only Minneapolis has more.
Denverite
March 23, 2020, 11am PDT
The inventor of the term missing middle housing has advice on writing zoning codes that effectively deliver on the potential of the tool.
CNU Public Square
March 11, 2020, 7am PDT
As a first step in furthering goals set in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Minneapolis recently released the draft of a new ten-year transportation plan.
StarTribune
March 10, 2020, 7am PDT
The Upper Harbor Terminal project is set to transform an area north of downtown, but residents are concerned about the long-term impacts and outcomes.
Minnesota Public Radio
March 9, 2020, 7am PDT
Minneapolis and St. Paul are teaming up, with new authority granted by the State legislature, to lower speed limits in both cities.
Star Tribune
February 7, 2020, 7am PST
Shoreview, Minnesota has one of the most extensive permeable pavement systems in the United States. This technology has reduced the need for expensive grey infrastructure like stormwater sewer systems.
Next City
January 31, 2020, 7am PST
Unleashed Hounds and Hops is calling itself the state of Minnesota's first dog bar.
StarTribune
January 30, 2020, 10am PST
In every phase of transit development, arts and culture strategies can be employed to inform and enhance the process. Here are examples from three different transit projects around the country.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 13, 2019, 11am PST
To address its housing shortage, the city of Duluth is giving away free parcels of land to developers with viable proposals for low-cost housing.
Next City